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Old 12-01-16, 04:39 PM   #26
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I'm fully aware of what's ahead of me and to the side of me on an MUP, because that's where the possible issues come from - not from behind. No, I can't see you gaining on my because I don't have eyes in the back of my head - no matter how many times I told my class of 5th graders I did. It's your responsibility to announce your presence. Even if someone has a mirror, they may not always be looking in it.

And the very nature of an MUP means there will be multiple users in different modes. You're being incredibly self-centered about your presence there.

It's not a matter of paying attention - runners and walkers also do not have eyes in the back of their heads - should they also be carrying mirrors with them? And people coming toward you are absolutely paying attention by the very nature of their relative position, but you, as the passer from the opposite direction, have the responsibility to wait to pass traffic in front of you when there is oncoming traffic. Just like you would in a car - i mean, you wouldn't pull into the lane of oncoming traffic to pass someone going slow if there was a car coming at you in the other lane, would you?
You said this is a huge inconvenience to you. You are the outlier here. You are the one being dangerous.



Yeah I think it's pretty universal. I've also never had people move to the left. Ever.



Do you have a link to these laws? That sounds pretty weird, and I'd love to compare them to my city's.
Comparing cars to slow runners & walkers? You lost all credibility the moment you made that logical fallacy. If you're not using your mirror that's your issue. No point in having one if you're not going to use it.

I take whichever route is safest when passing someone. Other lane, inside, outside and, in Chicago this summer, right between two cyclist going so slow runners were passing them.

You ride how you want and let people know you're passing them if you want. That's your choice.

I'll ride how I want and not let people know I'm passing. And ignore those who waste their breathe letting me know they're passing me.
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Still waiting to know if you don't tip non living wage waiters because you think they should be paid more.
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[QUOTE=Ty0604;19225790]Comparing cars to slow runners & walkers? You lost all credibility the moment you made that logical fallacy. If you're not using your mirror that's your issue. No point in having one if you're not going to use it.

I take whichever route is safest when passing someone. Other lane, inside, outside and, in Chicago this summer, right between two cyclist going so slow runners were passing them.
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No he didn't. Completely logical argument.
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From the Plano city website: 'Multi-use recreational trails are very popular with many types of users. A consequence of their success can be congestion. When you follow the rules, your experience will be safer and more enjoyable. We ask that when you use the trails that you are courteous, stay right, pass left, announce when passing, yield to slower users, stop at stop signs, wear a helmet and obey the 15 mph trail speed limit. Please understand and follow these guidelines when using Plano’s multi-use recreational trails.'

Check your local guideline/ordinances.
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Comparing cars to slow runners & walkers? You lost all credibility the moment you made that logical fallacy. If you're not using your mirror that's your issue. No point in having one if you're not going to use it.

I take whichever route is safest when passing someone. Other lane, inside, outside and, in Chicago this summer, right between two cyclist going so slow runners were passing them.

You ride how you want and let people know you're passing them if you want. That's your choice.

I'll ride how I want and not let people know I'm passing. And ignore those who waste their breathe letting me know they're passing me.

This D bag is the reason people hate cyclists...
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From what I understand there are some pretty good counselors up that way and many of them specialize in anger issues and narcissism. Just my $0.02.
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I'm always surprised by ppl walking on a mixed use trail, 2 abreast, side-by-side, maybe holding hands, right down the middle of the trail. what surprises me is that when I call out "passing on your left" or something like that, they freak out & jump out of their skins cuz they were so surprised. what the heck? how unaware can someone be? but they're out there ...
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